Parish Council

Sts. Peter & Paul Melkite Church’s Parish Council is comprised of parish members who volunteer their time and experience to assist the church leaders direct the finances of the parish and other important administrative and even spiritual issues as required by our Diocese, the Eparchy of Saint Sauveur. The Council’s primary objective is to review all disbursements of the church operation, which includes facility management, capital improvements and beautification, as well as fund raising, and to present alternatives and recommendations based on the collection of information. The goal of the Parish Council is to assist the Church leaders in making sound financial decisions based on pre-established policies and procedures, in hopes of maintaining the long-term viability of the Church operation. Although the Economic Council fills a consultative role, all final decisions are ultimately made by the Church leaders.

St. Theresa’s Women’s Auxilary

St. Theresa’s Women’s Auxiliary is an independent non-profit benevolent group, which is made up of women who are also parishioners of Sts. Peter & Paul Melkite Church. The ladies of St. Theresa raise funds and host events aimed at assisting local needy charities, as well as volunteering time to help build community in our parish.

Melkite Catholic Youth Organization (MYCO)

The Melkite Catholic Young Adult Organization is the official group catering to the youth and young adults of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Ottawa. The group meets regularly for spiritual, social and cultural activities for all interested youth and young adults in the Ottawa-Hull region.

SPP Choir

Sts. Peter and Paul Choir is comprised of parish members from Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese decent who volunteer their time to chant during Sunday Divine Liturgies and on feast days as well. The SPP Choir practices on a weekly basis and is formed with members of all age groups some even under the age of 30. The choir has been a staple at Sts. Peter and Paul parish since it’s foundation.

Teenage Catholic Group (TCG)

The Teenage Catholic Group (TCG) is a youth group of teenagers ages 13 to 17 who get together once every two weeks to discuss the gospel, get to know Jesus and grow together in faith. They have structured meetings, activities and social outings that encourage learning and strengthening our Christian values, and building social connections with other faithful teenagers in a safe and fun environment.

Every Christian is called to be a disciple of Christ. In order to do that, TCG deepens the knowledge of Jesus Christ, strengthens the personal relationship with Jesus, following His example through acts of mercy and providing concrete ways of living our faith in our everyday life.

SPP Scouts

Under the guidance and sponsorship of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Ottawa, Sts. Peter and Paul Scouts objectives are to offer outdoor activities and experiences to our youth, also to teach them new skills and leadership. The SPP Scouts meet every two weeks. The volunteers, with the support and generosity of the wonderful community, came to embrace the challenges and the rapid growth of the group. Our participants have experienced camping, ice fishing, canoeing, sleepovers, skating, archery, woodworking, cooking and many other interesting activities. As we progress in our planning, the youths will be exposed to more challenging and unique experiences. Together. we, adults and youth alike, will grow our knowledge in the rich and fulfilling family environment we call scouts.

SPP Knights of Columbus

Sts. Peter and Paul Knights of Columbus is an organization based on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Their mission is to strengthen and build our church at the level of our families and parish. They strive to make our parish truly become, in the word of Pope Francis, “a family of families”. They meet every month to discuss their association and activities. The SPP Knights of Columbus regularly hold spiritual and social activities oriented at serving and strengthening the parish.

SPP Prayer Group

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them (Mt 18, 19). This group is established in 2017, in the name of Father Bchara Abou Mrad, for those who are in passion of spirituality and who wish to share their faith and their prayers. This group is open to anyone who wishes to praise the Lord and listen to the Word of God and meets once a month.

SPP Ouzkourni Fi Malakoutika

The SPP Ouzkourni fi Malakoutika organization is a group that celebrates Divine Liturgy for the Departed in the Hope of Resurrection on a monthly basis. The SPP Ouzkourni Fi Malakoutika group is a part of a global community with the objective pray for the brothers and sisters departed in the Hope of Resurrection, by the participation in the Holy Eucharist in different parishes in Lebanon, Canada and around the world. Ahead of each of the monthly services, parishioners can share the names they would like remembered and prayed for.

SPP Bible Study

SPP Bible Study is comprised of parish members and is open to anyone who wishes to study and learn more about the Word of God through the Bible. They meet on a weekly basis and hold group discussions to dig deeper into Scripture and pray together.

SPP First Communion Group

The Sts. Peter and Paul First Communion team welcomes children of age 8 and up. Their goal is to prepare our children to receive their communion in a fun and interactive environment. They meet every Sunday from October till May, prior to mass. There is an English class and a French class. They discuss a catechism theme and complete a related activity. Various themes are covered including: the Holy Bible, the Prayer, Love of God and others, the Church, the Sacraments, the Cross, Lent, and the Holy Week. In addition, a choir team teaches our children various hymns to sing during the ceremony.

SPP Bible Camp

SPP Bible Camp is a specialized form of religious education which focuses on children. The one-week event is traditionally held during the first week of August. Kids ages 5 to 12 explore God’s monumental love and discover what it means to have an unshakable faith through age appropriate bible lessons and hands-on activities such as crafts, science experiments and dance choreographies. Fun sports and water activities are always a big hit! Not to mention the delicious and wholesome snacks and lunches which are included in the camp fee. After finishing the day’s fun and engaging rotations, everyone heads back to the end of day Assembly for a closing that includes singing, bible verse contests, a reflection on the active day, and a promise of more fun and joy to come. The fun loving and energetic volunteer camp counsellors make SPP Bible Camp the place to be!

SPP Festival

The SPP Festival is an annual event that traditionally coincides with the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29. This family and community oriented event specializes in authentic Lebanese food, cultural heritage, live entertainment and a variety of kids games. Volunteers and supporters have made all editions of the SPP Festival a success. It is open to the community at large is attended by many of various cultural backgrounds.